EPA is granting 31 small refinery RFS exemptions for the 2018 compliance year, as well as 6 denials. The estimated volume of gasoline and diesel exempted is 13,420 million gallons; the estimated renewable volume obligations (RVO) exempted is 1,430 million RINs…The granting of the small refinery exemptions has been a major issue of contention between the Administration and the biofuels industry. In 2017, the RVO exemptions jumped to 1,820 million RINs from 790 million the year before. The biofuels industry reacted negatively to the announcement: “In a year in which agricultural interests have suffered under the strain of President Trump’s trade war, this action is especially callous,” said Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the American Biogas Council. More>>